“The majority of you kept up the best you could during the lockdown and have returned with more enthusiasm – and appreciation – than ever. And for that, we are most grateful.”
- Corinne Brown
The best thing to cure depression and loss of physical well-being is to surround yourself with a community of healthy, positive individuals. Luckily, I know just where you can find such a community – right here at FI! Speaking for myself, I can’t tell you how happy I am to be back – and having you back – doing what we love together.
Months of lockdown and exercising at home, alone, without proper guidance, flooring, equipment, and most importantly, the social aspect of being in a group setting, got old quickly. And it stayed old. Thankfully, that’s in the past, and hopefully, we’ll never have to experience it again.
What I have seen since coming back is just how resilient the FI community truly is. The majority of you kept up the best you could during the lockdown and have returned with more enthusiasm – and appreciation – than ever. And for that, we are most grateful.
Above and Beyond
While the gym is back, it’s not exactly the same FI we left back in March. I’ve always obsessed over cleanliness, but we’ve taken it to a new level. We’ve gone above and beyond in implementing the state’s protocols, and, as anyone who has been back will tell you, the gym is even cleaner than it was pre-lockdown – as improbable as that might sound.
More & More
Beyond the cleanliness and protocols, we’ve added new ways for you to participate. We introduced video classes during the lockdown, and since the return, we have added outdoor classes under our carport. With the cold weather upon us, we’ve added weather protection and heating to the carport to make it usable on just about any day and under any conditions. And we’re about to install rubber flooring as well, making it easier on your joints. And, of course, we continue to offer a huge number of classes of all types, indoor, outdoor, and via video. So there’s never been more ways to get your FI Class fix.
Your FI Family
I can’t stress enough how important it is to be back working out in our FI community. Getting back to classes is such an uplift. The excitement is infectious, and members that have come back tell me every day that they were so tired of being alone.
Coming Back to FI
As a leader and instructor, my role – my passion – is to guide you back to feeling strong and accomplished again without injury. I’m very excited to help you get back on the path to health and fitness. Like our motto says, we’ve been “Building Bodies That Last Since 1984!”
If you’re on the fence, I suggest you ask those who have come back and hear what they have to say; I guarantee it’s very positive! Working out with a mask has turned out to be entirely doable and not nearly the burden we assumed. The distancing and cleaning protocols have been thorough and relatively easy for everyone to follow. As with everything, we are committed to doing this right – we wouldn’t do it any other way.
Don’t wait any longer – take that first big step back and see how much better you will feel.
We need each other and we need you!
Happy Holidays from all of us at FI!
About the Author
Corinne Brown is the founder and owner of Fitness Incentive.